Period
to 13 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Technical Leader was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Technical Lead
Central London > City of London
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 198 223 184
Rank change year-on-year +25 -39 +32
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Leader 58 35 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.81% 0.49% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 0.51% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 31 37
City of London median daily rate £575 £540 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.48% +2.86% +5.00%
10th Percentile £409 £381 £413
90th Percentile £725 £675 £708
Central London median daily rate £575 £550 £525
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6,800 6,804 6,227
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.26% 94.67% 95.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,368 5,399 4,938
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £313
90th Percentile £675 £688 £663
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 92 73
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -2.86% -6.67%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.25 £12.58
90th Percentile £25.70 £30.75 £54.03
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.05 £17.21
% change year-on-year +3.60% +4.90% -4.40%

Technical Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Technical Leader in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Leader in the City of London

Technical Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Technical Leader in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Leader in the City of London

Technical Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Leader in the City of London over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Leader in the City of London

Technical Leader
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Leader in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Leader in the City of London

Technical Leader
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Leader within the City of London region over the 6 months to 13 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge - 8 £575 -
Technical Leader
Central London

Technical Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, Technical Leader contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region featuring Technical Leader in the job title.

1 29 (50.00%) Java
2 24 (41.38%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (39.66%) Microservices
4 22 (37.93%) Spring
5 21 (36.21%) Kubernetes
5 21 (36.21%) Spring Boot
5 21 (36.21%) Docker
5 21 (36.21%) Java 8
6 20 (34.48%) MongoDB
6 20 (34.48%) Apache Cassandra
7 19 (32.76%) SOAP
7 19 (32.76%) REST
8 16 (27.59%) OAuth
9 15 (25.86%) Big Data
10 14 (24.14%) AngularJS
10 14 (24.14%) Git (software)
10 14 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (24.14%) JavaScript
10 14 (24.14%) Linux
11 13 (22.41%) HTML
11 13 (22.41%) CSS
11 13 (22.41%) FTP
11 13 (22.41%) HTTP
11 13 (22.41%) TCP/IP
11 13 (22.41%) DNS
11 13 (22.41%) SSL
11 13 (22.41%) Domain-Driven Design
11 13 (22.41%) Guice
11 13 (22.41%) OWASP
11 13 (22.41%) HTML5

Technical Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (22.41%) Apache Spark
2 12 (20.69%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.72%) Anypoint
3 1 (1.72%) Apache
3 1 (1.72%) Confluence
3 1 (1.72%) Ethereum
3 1 (1.72%) Hyperledger
3 1 (1.72%) JBoss
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Distributed Ledger
1 1 (1.72%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.72%) R3 Corda
1 1 (1.72%) SAP BPC
1 1 (1.72%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 24 (41.38%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (22.41%) Heroku
3 8 (13.79%) SaaS
4 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (3.45%) Apigee
5 2 (3.45%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.72%) Firebase
6 1 (1.72%) GitHub
6 1 (1.72%) IaaS
6 1 (1.72%) Office 365
6 1 (1.72%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (22.41%) DNS
1 13 (22.41%) FTP
1 13 (22.41%) HTTP
1 13 (22.41%) SSL
1 13 (22.41%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.72%) Firewall
2 1 (1.72%) IP Telephony
2 1 (1.72%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (34.48%) Apache Cassandra
1 20 (34.48%) MongoDB
2 15 (25.86%) Big Data
3 13 (22.41%) Hadoop
4 8 (13.79%) NoSQL
4 8 (13.79%) Redis
4 8 (13.79%) Riak
5 3 (5.17%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.72%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.72%) Blockchain
6 1 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.72%) Impala
6 1 (1.72%) MS Access
6 1 (1.72%) Power BI
6 1 (1.72%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 14 (24.14%) Git (software)
2 13 (22.41%) GitLab
2 13 (22.41%) Gradle
2 13 (22.41%) gulp
3 8 (13.79%) Maven
4 2 (3.45%) JIRA
5 1 (1.72%) Android Studio
5 1 (1.72%) fastlane
5 1 (1.72%) git-flow
5 1 (1.72%) Xcode
General
1 8 (13.79%) Finance
2 3 (5.17%) Banking
3 2 (3.45%) Legal
3 2 (3.45%) Retail
4 1 (1.72%) Front Office
4 1 (1.72%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (37.93%) Spring
2 21 (36.21%) Spring Boot
3 19 (32.76%) REST
3 19 (32.76%) SOAP
4 16 (27.59%) OAuth
5 14 (24.14%) AngularJS
6 13 (22.41%) CSS
6 13 (22.41%) Dropwizard
6 13 (22.41%) Ember.js
6 13 (22.41%) Guice
6 13 (22.41%) HTML
6 13 (22.41%) HTML5
6 13 (22.41%) OAuth2
6 13 (22.41%) Ratpack
7 12 (20.69%) Kafka
8 11 (18.97%) RESTful
9 8 (13.79%) Hibernate
10 4 (6.90%) Web Services
11 3 (5.17%) JSON
11 3 (5.17%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.17%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.45%) Fintech
3 2 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (3.45%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.72%) Bitcoin
4 1 (1.72%) Blog
4 1 (1.72%) Equities
4 1 (1.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.72%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 14 (24.14%) Linux
2 2 (3.45%) Windows
3 1 (1.72%) Android
3 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.72%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (39.66%) Microservices
2 14 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (22.41%) Domain-Driven Design
3 13 (22.41%) OWASP
4 9 (15.52%) DevOps
4 9 (15.52%) Migration
4 9 (15.52%) TDD
5 6 (10.34%) Computer Science
5 6 (10.34%) Portfolio Management
6 4 (6.90%) Data Science
6 4 (6.90%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (5.17%) Coaching
7 3 (5.17%) Collaborative Working
7 3 (5.17%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (5.17%) Data Security
7 3 (5.17%) Information Security
7 3 (5.17%) ITIL
7 3 (5.17%) Mentoring
7 3 (5.17%) Security Operations
7 3 (5.17%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (50.00%) Java
2 21 (36.21%) Java 8
3 14 (24.14%) JavaScript
4 13 (22.41%) ES6
4 13 (22.41%) TypeScript
5 4 (6.90%) SQL
6 2 (3.45%) Python
7 1 (1.72%) Apple Swift
7 1 (1.72%) C
7 1 (1.72%) C#
7 1 (1.72%) RPG
7 1 (1.72%) Scala
7 1 (1.72%) Solidity
7 1 (1.72%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (12.07%) Degree
2 6 (10.34%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (5.17%) CCNA
4 3 (5.17%) CISA
4 3 (5.17%) CISM
4 3 (5.17%) CISSP
4 3 (5.17%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.72%) CCNP
5 1 (1.72%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.72%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.72%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (1.72%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.17%) HIPAA
1 3 (5.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.72%) PSD2
2 1 (1.72%) QA
System Software
1 21 (36.21%) Docker
Systems Management
1 21 (36.21%) Kubernetes
2 13 (22.41%) Docker Swarm
3 9 (15.52%) Terraform
4 1 (1.72%) SCCM
4 1 (1.72%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.72%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
Vendors
1 3 (5.17%) CyberArk
1 3 (5.17%) ForeScout
1 3 (5.17%) McAfee
1 3 (5.17%) Microsoft
1 3 (5.17%) Oracle
1 3 (5.17%) Splunk
2 2 (3.45%) CA
2 2 (3.45%) Cisco
2 2 (3.45%) Cloudera
2 2 (3.45%) SAP
3 1 (1.72%) Citrix
3 1 (1.72%) Dell
3 1 (1.72%) Hortonworks
3 1 (1.72%) hybris
3 1 (1.72%) MuleSoft
3 1 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.72%) Tableau